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Thailand launches consumer nanoproduct certification - NanoQ

At a recent launch of the Nanotechnology Association of Thailand in Bangkok on October 7, Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, President of Nanotechnology Association of Thailand said the aim of the association is to work closely with industries, researchers, and decision makers to effectively launch NanoQ in 2011.

Posted: Oct 8th, 2010

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Oxidation mechanisms at gold nanoclusters unravelled

Researchers believe that the puzzle of catalytic gold is now partially solved. Gold can catalyse an oxidation reaction by first oxidising itself. New research evidence on gold-oxide phase at room temperature and atmospheric pressure help us to finally understand the oxidation mechanisms of catalytic gold nanoclusters in these conditions.

Posted: Oct 8th, 2010

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Cell phones bring spectroscopy to the classroom

University of Illinois chemistry professor Alexander Scheeline wants to see high school students using their cell phones in class. Not for texting or surfing the Web, but as an analytical chemistry instrument. Scheeline developed a method using a few basic, inexpensive supplies and a digital camera to build a spectrometer, an important basic chemistry instrument.

Posted: Oct 8th, 2010

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Nanoimprint lithography NSF grant awarded to Micro Device Lab at Stevens

Dr. Eui-Hyeok Yang, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Micro Device Laboratory (MDL) at Stevens Institute of Technology, will receive funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the acquisition of a Nanoimprint Lithography System (NIL) for the purpose of nanoscience research and education based on low-dimensional materials at Stevens.

Posted: Oct 7th, 2010

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Technique allows researchers to examine how materials bond at the atomic level

An approach pioneered by researchers at North Carolina State University gives scientists new insight into the way silicon bonds with other materials at the atomic level. This technique could lead to improved understanding of and control over bond formation at the atomic level, and opportunities for the creation of new devices and more efficient microchips.

Posted: Oct 7th, 2010

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Magnetic resonance imaging zooms in on microscopic flow

Of the tools used to study material structures at the atomic and molecular scales, there is none finer than Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and its daughter technology Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Now, the latest development from the research group of one of the word's foremost authorities on NMR/MRI technology promises NMR/MRI results that are better and faster than ever before - a million times faster!

Posted: Oct 7th, 2010

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New discovery could impact how the body receives medicine

Researchers at Queen's University have discovered how molecules in glass or plastic are able to move when exposed to light from a laser. The findings could one day be used to facilitate medicinal drug distribution by allowing doctors to control the time and rate at which drugs are delivered into the body. The drugs, in a solid plastic carrier, could be released through the body when exposed to light.

Posted: Oct 7th, 2010

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Hip patients benefit from new research in biotribology

Foreign material in the human body, such as implants for hip and knee joints, can be enhanced by ongoing biotribologisk research on lubrication, abrasion and friction. Researchers at Lulea University of Technology can reduce the frequency of painful hip operations and reduce healthcare costs by their research.

Posted: Oct 7th, 2010

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